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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Newirth View Post
    Were you able to find a source to make the badge components? If so could you pass the information on to me? I could present this project at the Tandy Assembly to see if anything might be possible in making them
    I was given the name of a place that would do the domes for a pretty good price for small batches (http://www.case-badges.com/metallic-...nch-p-341.html) and the guy that gave me the link would do the final artwork (his samples were spot on), but, I haven't heard from him for a while.

    The carriers for the domes I never got any serious replies on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pski View Post
    These custom badges would also be very cool to use for accessories. Imagine one with "FreHD" or "M3SE".
    Actually, the guy that contacted me was originally researching to do FreHD domes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    just toying with an idea here, could make a plaster mold of an original dome, cast it in clear resin and laser print whatever on foil labels/paper... or a clear lable applied to the silver/grey paper..
    The same guy tried that technique and said it was unsuccessful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Druid6900 View Post
    The same guy tried that technique and said it was unsuccessful.
    He isn't me, not going to stop me from trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    He isn't me, not going to stop me from trying.
    Knock yourself out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Druid6900 View Post
    Knock yourself out....
    I would suggest a small batch manufacturer in China may be the solution. After all, it's just a clear polymer surfacing over a printed small metal part. Like a badge, pin, or a kids vending machine ring. You probably need some high defintion photos, and a drawing with dimensions. You'd have to make a minimum qty (perhaps a hundred). See below

    https://www.alibaba.com/countrysearc...ogo-badge.html


    If anyone gets these made up, I'd buy one. Even at $20 each.

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    I could have got just the dome made up with no problem, but, I was shooting for an exact replica, with the metal carrier supporting the dome.

    I didn't see anything like that on the site you referenced.

    The model 3/4 badges were a lot classier that just a dome you'd stick on a PC clone because of the metal carrier.
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    I follow what you're saying. You want a high quality replica. That's understandable.

    I don't have a 128K badge to take the high resolution photos (along with a drawing with a comprehensive set of dimensions).
    To get an authentic look, you'd need very clear photos of a real 128K badge (removed), from all angles, including the bend-back metal bits on the back.

    I think with the photos and dimensions, it would be possible to email one of these small batch manufacturers in China, and inquire if one of them could make them up. Just see what the cost would be (get a quotation). I don't think this would be a money making venture though

    If you've ever held a Chinese $50 replica Rolex in your hand, you know the level of detail that's possible.

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by “GALS”?

    If I can get my own personal Model 4 memory upgrade to 128Kb,I will definitely want a 128Kb badge too.
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